NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Joba Chamberlain likened Yankees closer Mariano Rivera to his brother, and most siblings know quite well, squabbles between brothers are bound to happen.
When they happen in front of reporters? Well, they tend to create quite a stir.
Their spat happened Saturday while Rivera was talking to reporters in the dugout about an emotional meeting with Kansas City fans earlier in the day. Chamberlain was standing on the field and yelling over the dugout to members of his family, who had shown up for the game.
At one point, Rivera told Chamberlain to lower his voice. Once Rivera’s interview was done, Chamberlain told Rivera in front of reporters: “Don’t ever shush me.”
On Sunday, Chamberlain said the two met and put the issue to rest.
New York media reports said the brief rebuke occurred before the Yankees beat Kansas City 3-2.